Armand Hall – Keynote Speaker

Armand Hall

Dr. Armand Hall is the Executive and Artist director of the ROCmusic Collaborative and an adjunct professor at the Eastman School of Music. ROCmusic offers free instrumental music instruction to the children of Rochester, New York in the neighborhood community centers. Dr. Hall came to ROCmusic from the University of Memphis, where he was Associate Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education. Dr. Hall has taught, adjudicated, and been a clinician at the middle school and high school levels, in addition to collegiate teaching, and worked as a teaching artist in El Sistema-inspired community music programs around the country. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in wind conducting at Michigan State University. Additionally, Dr. Hall is the Board Chair for El Sistema USA and serves on the boards of the Archipelago Project, Rochester Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and is on the administrators of the Dr. WIlliam P. Foster Project, aimed at supporting excellence in music education and community impact in under-resourced areas.